Livestock Marts Act, 1967

Regulations in relation to livestock marts.

6.—(1) The Minister may, for the purpose of ensuring the proper conduct of places where the business of a livestock mart is carried on and the proper conduct of such businesses, adequate and suitable hygienic and veterinary standards in relation to such places and auctions of livestock at such places and the provision of adequate and suitable accommodation and facilities for such auctions and for persons and livestock at such auctions, make such regulations as he thinks appropriate in relation to such places and such businesses.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, regulations under this section may—

(a) prescribe the manner in which entries for auctions of livestock at such places shall be received,

(b) provide that entries for such auctions shall not be refused except in circumstances prescribed in the regulations,

(c) prescribe the manner in which such auctions shall be conducted,

(d) provide that the receipt of entries for and the conduct of such auctions shall be carried out in accordance with conditions of sale drawn up by the owner of each such place and approved of by the Minister and that the conditions of sale relating to any such place shall be displayed in a prominent position which is accessible to the public at that place,

(e) prescribe requirements as to the size, design, maintenance, repair, cleansing, cleanliness, ventilation, heating and lighting of any buildings in which such auctions are held,

(f) prescribe requirements as to the accommodation (including washing facilities and sanitary conveniences) provided at such places,

(g) prescribe requirements as to and provide for the veterinary examination of livestock at such auctions, the veterinary inspection of livestock marts and the veterinary supervision of such auctions,

(h) provide for the inspection of such places and the supervision of such auctions by health authorities and their officers,

(i) prescribe hygienic and veterinary requirements and standards for such places and such auctions.

(3) A person who contravenes a provision of regulations under this section shall be guilty of an offence.